Aviation educators are the gateway for anyone aspiring to be part of the aviation community, be it for pleasure, business, commercial or military aviation. Although today’s pilots and aviation professionals have access to highly sophisticated systems and resources, the best safety device remains a well-trained individual possessing the knowledge, skill, and understanding to safely and competently handle any aviation challenge. We, the members of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators, therefore accept the responsibility to practice our profession according to the standards listed below:

We SAFE Members pledge to exemplify and provide:

A learning environment that promotes excellence and professionalism, rather than minimum standards

Opportunities for our students/clients to experience diverse situations and scenarios in a safe, controlled learning environment

Instruction that is efficient and effective

Safe, rewarding and organized learning programs

Conservative practices, personal minimums and a safety mindset

Tools for risk management, and aeronautical decision making, with safety as the highest priority

Adherence to regulations and limitations and rules of good basic common sense

A teaching philosophy and exemplary conduct promoting: integrity; positive attitudes;personal responsibility

Environmental stewardship;accountability; and courtesy toward fellow members of the aviation community

A commitment to continuing education and personal improvement,including recurrent training

Respect for the privilege of flight and

Dedication to the safety of all flight operations and the reduction of aviation accidents.

Each member of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators agrees to abide by this Code of Ethics to further the objectives of SAFE. Join us and support these important goals! SAFE also supports (and helped create) the Model Code of Conduct for Flight Instructors